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FAQ: Is it possible to use the ArcPy library on a Linux operating system?

Question

Is it possible to use the ArcPy library on a Linux operating system?

Answer

Yes, it is possible to use the ArcPy library on a Linux operating system, given that either ArcGIS for Server or ArcGIS Engine are installed. This automatically installs the ArcPy site package.

However, the ArcPy library is not available as a stand-alone Python installation in Linux, because ArcPy requires that the binaries are installed together with either ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS for Server.

Note:
Since ArcGIS for Desktop is not supported on a Linux operating system, a script written in ArcGIS for Desktop may not work.


Warning:
Do not modify or upgrade the Python version installed with Esri products.

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